Saturday, August 9, 2008

What I bought - suit 1

I thought I would share with you the suits I purchased while in Hong Kong as I have not been sewing. Somehow with new clothes to wear I don't have the urge to sew anything.


I bought two suits from Cour Carre. They were marked down by 70 - 80% which made them very attractive. The green wool/silk/nylon/elastine I will show first I bought as a two piece - jacket and skirt. The skirt was the last one left and is a couple of sizes too big. I have started to unpick the sides but that is as far as I have got. But I have worn the jacket several times already to work with the 2 June capsule skirts.




I really love the details in the jacket. The side fronts and the back have a series of darts that are released as pleats - four on each - a total of 16. The sleeves have 3 parts. There is a seam down the centre, lining up with the shoulder seam. The vents at the bottom actually are real and you can undo the buttons.

In the all green outfit I am wearing one of the two new pairs of shoes I bought. Nice brand name - huh!?

This weekend I WILL take that skirt in and report back next week!

BTW, is anyone having trouble with their feeds via Internet Explorer? For some reason most of my feeds are not working. Some are coming in but the majority are not.........

8 comments:

AllisonC said...

I recognise those shoes! Lovely details on the jacket, the kind that I would not have the patience to make, at 70% off it's well worth buying those kinds of things, especially when they fit you so well.

Birgitte said...

LOVE your suits- and shoes:-) How can you go wrong with that brand!!
I'm also SO intrigued by the three piece sleeve, and think the stars have aligned: I"m just starting on a Chanel-inspired jacket. Do you think this is the 'famous' sleeve and vent referred to in the Threads article? If so, could you be super duper kind and show the underside of the sleeve, pretty pretty please!!!

Tany said...

Vicki, what a great buy!! The jacket looks like it was made to measure! The details are awesome and it fits you like a glove! Besides, it's a jacket that you can wear with several of your wardrobe pieces!

I love the shoes too and both your outfits look terrific!

Kristy said...

i love those shoes, so gorgeous and perfect to wear with your new suit. And with a brand name like that, you had absolutely no choice but to buy them!

a little sewing on the side said...

yummy new clothes! wow.

Sigrid said...

Wonderful suit en I can't tell you how much I love the shoes.

Sew Passionista said...

Hi Vicki, thank you for the nice comment you left on my blog. Yes, I do live in a cold climate the east coast of Canada. We had 23 huge snow storms last winter. The coat with the big collar looj-ks better on the mannequin than it does on me. I'm still deliberating.. I love your suits. I love making those too, but being retired ,my daughter gets the suits now. Diana

Bunny said...

What a beautiful feminine cut to this jacket. It looks wonderful on you. Those shoes are a killer!